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A Tribute to Our Colleague

We have compiled a listing of books authored by all of our participating Festival Writers who have attended over the past six years, and added those writers who are participating for the first time in 2019.

Whether you are looking for a gift for someone or gift for yourself, we hope that you find this index helpful for the pleasure of reading creative, provocative and progressive works by our talented alumni.




Nancy Agabian

Me as Her Again: True Stories of an Armenian Daughter - Memoir

Princess Freak  - Poetry / Performance Collection

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Keisha-Gaye Anderson

Everything Is Necessary - Poerty

Gathering The Waters - Poerty

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E. J. Antonio

Rituals In The Marrow: Recipe for a Jam Session  - Poetry w/Jazz CD

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LaShonda Katrice Barnett

Jam On The Vine - Historical Fiction


The Hobart Festival of Women Writers

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Kamilah Aisha Moon


In shock and grief, the Hobart Festival of Women Writers Planning Committee offers our deep condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of Kamilah Aisha Moon, who died last week.


Kamilah was a Participating Writer at the 2016 Festival. Needless to say, she stunned us with her poetry, its elegance and brilliance. She happily told us then she would be starting that fall as an Assistant Professor of English at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia. Just as happily, we congratulated her, wished her well, and made her promise to return to Hobart from Decatur, though not so near as New York City. Kamilah was such a lovely presence, an empathic poet, full of light and grace. She will be missed in the world of poetry, in the world of women, in the world.


Ending this tribute with a passage from her praise poem, “Catskills Retreat,”* seems fitting:


                           I take cool, high altitude breaths

                           & recall other heights, gaze

                           at humbling shoulders of earth

                           brushing up against brazen blue—

                           channel a lily pad lightness upon

                           woman-made depths to face matters

                           long past skimming . . .


                           . . .  bless my fellow travelers & the blades

                           of grass forgiving our steps, springing

                           back up. Bless the beaver beginning

                           again and again, the monarch’s

                           meandering flight. Bless these mosquitoes

                           & their insatiable thirst, the bluejays

                           at dawn trilling you are not through


*Starshine and Clay, Four Way Books/Tribeca, ‘17.


Stay With Me: A Novel - Fiction

The Heiress of Water: A Novel -  Fiction

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Sandra Rodriguez Barron

Stay With Me: A Novel

The Heiress of Water: A Novel

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Elana Bell

Eyes, Stones: Poems

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Nancy K. Bereano

Editor and Publisher of the award-winning Firebrand Books for sixteen years and publishing over 80 major titles by distinguished Lesbian Writers.

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Tara Betts

Arc & Hue   - Poetry

Break The Habit   - Poetry

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Elana Bell

Eyes, Stones: Poems

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Remica L. Bingham-Risher

Conversation   - Poetry

Starlight & Error   - Poetry

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What We Ask of Flesh   - Poetry

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Mermer Blakeslee

A Conversation With Fear - Non-fiction

When You Live By A River - Historical Fiction

Photo Courtesy of Rose Mackiewicz

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Cheryl Boyce-Taylor

Arrival - Poetry

Convincing The Body - Poetry

Photo Courtesy of Peter Dressel

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Blanche McCrary Boyd

Terminal Velocity - Fiction

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The Redneck Way of Knowledge: Down-Home Tales - Fiction

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The Revolution of Little Girls - Fiction

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Tomb of the Unknown Racist: A Novel

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Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond

Powder Necklace: A Novel

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Photo Courtesy of Essie Brew-Hammond

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Breena Clarke

Angels Make Their Hope Here - Fiction

River, Cross My Heart - Fiction

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Photo Courtesy of Ann E Chapman

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Stand The Storm - Fiction

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Cheryl Clarke

After Mecca: Black Women and the Black Arts Movement - Non-fiction

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By My Precise Haircut - Poetry

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Living As A Lesbian  - Poetry

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G.R.I.T.S. - Girls Raised In The South: An Anthology of Southern Queer Womyns' Voices and Their Allies -

     by Poet On Watch (Editor),

            Amber N. Williams (Editor),
Cheryl Clarke (Introduction)

               Jaki Shelton Green (Foreword)
                  and Pamela Sneed (Afterword

Living As A Lesbian  - Poetry

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The Days of Good Looks - Prose & Poetry

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Esther Cohen

Book Doctor: A Novel

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Breakfast With Allen Ginsberg - Poetry

Don’t Mind Me: And Other Jewish Lies - Stories

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God Is a Tree and Other Middle-Aged Prayers - Poetry

No Charge for Looking: A Novel

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Unseen America: Photos & Stories by Workers - Non-fiction

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Blanche Wiesen Cook

Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume 1:           The Early Years, 1884-1933    - History

Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume 2:           The Defining Years, 1933-1938  - History

Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume 3:          

The War Years and After, 1939-1962   - History

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The Declassified Eisenhower   - History

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Simona David

Art In The Catskills, Third Edition: The Definitive Guide to the Catskills' Rich Cultural Life - Non-fiction

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How Art Is Made In The Catskills  - Non=fiction

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Self-Publishing and Book Marketing - Non-fiction

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Alexis De Veaux

An Enchanted Hair Tale - Children's Book

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Warrior Poet: A Biography of Audre Lorde - Non-fiction

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Yabo - Fiction

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Lynn Domina

Corporal Works - Poetry

Framed In Silence - Poetry

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r. erica doyle

Proxy - Poetry

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Kathy Engel

Banana - Children's Book

Ruth’s Skirts - Poetry

The Kitchen  - Non-fiction

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We Begin Here: Poems for Palestine and Lebanon

 - Kamal Boullata (Editor), Kathy Engel (Editor)

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Wind Dancer: A storm in the Pacific. Survival. Conquering fear. A sailing story based on true events. 

- Non-fiction

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Julie R. Enszer

Avowed - Poetry


Handmade Lover - Poetry

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Homesteading: Essays on life, death, sex, and liberation   - Essays     


Lilith’s Demons - Poetry

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​Milk and Honey: A Celebration of Jewish Lesbian Poetry

– Julie R. Enszer (Editor)

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Sinister Wisdom - Poetry


The Complete Works of Pat Parker  – Julie R. Enszer (Editor)

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Margot Farrington

Flares and Fathoms - Poetry

Rising and Falling - Poetry

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Scanning For Tigers - Poetry

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Annie Finch

A Formal Feeling Comes: Poems in Form by Contemporary Women 

- Annie Finch (Editor)

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Photo Courtesy of Helen Peppe Photography

A Poet's Ear: A Handbook of Meter and Form 

Among the Goddesses: An Epic Libretto in Seven Dreams   - Poetry  

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Spells: New and Selected Poems

An Exaltation of Forms: Contemporary Poets Celebrate the Diversity of Their Art  

 – Annie Finch (Editor) & Kathrine Lore Varnes (Editor   


Eve - Poetry

The Body of Poetry: Essays on Women, Form, and the Poetic Self 

- Essays and Memoir  

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Ifeona Fulani

Archipelagos of Sound: Transnational Caribbeanities, Women and Music

    Ifeona Fulani (Editor & Contributor) - Cultural Anthology

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Seasons of Dust - A Novel

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Ten Days in Jamaica - Short Stories

Maria Mazziotti Gillan

All That Lies Between Us - Poetry / Memoirs

The Girls In The Chartreuse Jackets

- Poetry     

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The Silence In An Empty House

- Poetry   

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Photo Courtesy of Joe Costa

What Blooms in Winter

- Poetry

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Writing Poetry To Save Your Life: How To Find The Courage To

           Tell Your Stories

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Diane Gilliam

Dreadful Wind & Rain - Lyrical Narrative

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Kettle Bottom

- Poetry

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One of Everything - Poetry

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Jewelle Gomez

Don't Explain: Short Fiction - Short Stories

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Forty-Three Septembers

- Essays    

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Oral Tradtion: Selected Poems Old & New

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The Gilda Stories: A Novel

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The Gilda Stories - 25th Anniversay (Exp


Expanded  25th Anniversary


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Rachel Elza Griffiths

Miracle Arrhythmia   - Poetry

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Mule & Pear  

- Poetry  

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The Requited Distance: Poems

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Alexis Pauline Gumbs

M Archive: After the End of the World   - Poetry

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Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines

– Alexis Pauline Gumbs (Editor)

                     China Martens (Editor),
                                  Mai'a Williams (Editor), Loretta J. Ross (Preface)

- Anthology / Essays   

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Spill: Scenes of Black Feminist Fugitivity - Poetry

Marya Hornbacher

Madness: A Bipolar Life - Memoir


Sane: Mental Illness, Addiction, and the 12 Steps - Non-fiction


Photo Courtesy of Mark Trockman

The Center of Winter: A Novel

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Waiting: A Nonbeliever's Higher Power - Spiritual Non-fiction


Wasted Updated Edition: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia (P.S.)

- Memoir

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Ginnah Howard

Rope & Bone: A Novel In Stories -Book 1 of Trilogy

- Fiction     

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Photo Courtesy of Rose Mackiewicz

Night Navigation: A Novel - Book 2 of Trilogy

- Fiction    

Doing Time Outside:  A Novel

                                            - Book 3 of Trilogy 

- Fiction    

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I’m Sick of This Already: At-Risk Learning in a High School Class

- Non-fiction        

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JP Howard

Say / Mirror - Poetry

Photo Courtesy of Rachel Eliza Griffiths

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Sonya Huber

Cover Me: A Health Insurance Memoir - Non-fiction

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Pain Woman Takes Your Keys, and Other Essays from a Nervous System  - Essays

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Mary Johnson

Unquenchable Thirst - Memior

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Tayari Jones

An American Marriage: A Novel - Fiction

Leaving Atlanta: A Novel -  Fiction

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Silver Sparrow: A Novel -  Fiction

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Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa

Daughters Of The Stone: A Novel  – Fiction

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Photo Courtesy of Richard Stokes

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Linda Lowen

Chicken Soup For The Soul: Volunteering and Giving Back

       Amy Newmark (Editor)  Linda Lowen (Contributor) - Non-fiction

Hopeful Grateful Strong - Linda Lowen (Editor)

- Cancer Survivor Stories

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Love Her, Love Her Not: The Hillary Paradox

Joanne C. Bamberger  (Editor),  Linda Lowen (Contributor) - Non-fiction

Chicken Soup for the Soul - Volunteering
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Dara Lurie

Great Space of Desire: Writing for Personal Evolution - Non-fiction

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Marilyn McCabe

Glass Factory - Poetry

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Perpetual Motion  - Poetry

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Marianela Medrano

La palabra rebelada/revelada: el poder de contarnos

(The Word Rebelled / Revealed: The power to tell us)

   [Text is in Spanish] 

Compiled by Marianela Medrano and Miriam Mejía. - Writers Anthology

Rooting: Selected Poems [Bilingual] - Poetry

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Ellen Meeropol

House Arrest: A Novel

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Photo Courtesy of Danielle Tait

Kinship of Clover: A Novel

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On Hurricane Island: A Novel

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